49ers vs. Seahawks, five keys to the game

This is my Friday column. The 49ers seemed dead after they lost to the Seahawks at home Week 7, but the Niners have a pulse. With seven games left, they are three games out of a wild card spot, and they just beat one of the wild card contenders — the 6-3 Falcons. San Francisco […]

As pointed out though, non throwing shoulder is different. There's a good chance that if my injury was on my left inste... - Coffee's for Closers®

Geep Chryst says Blaine Gabbert is starting to find his style of play

SANTA CLARA This is the transcript of Geep Chryst’s Thursday press conference, courtesy of the 49ers’ P.R. department. Opening comments: “Alright, coming off the bye which is always refreshing for us as coaches, but a nice opponent in Seattle up there. We can talk about the game in Atlanta, but we are definitely moving onto […]

K. Shannahan resigned from the Browns, citing the above incident...Sound familiar Niner Fans?....Is it now clear to all ... - TomD

Eric Mangini says Marshawn Lynch is hard to deal with

SANTA CLARA This is the transcript of Eric Mangini’s Thursday press conference, courtesy of the 49ers’ P.R. department. Opening comments: “We’re following our normal procedures. So, we’re on to third down, red zone today. A little bit more familiarity with Seattle the second time around for our young guys and for everybody in general. So, […]

I hope Armstead can drive his player back towards Wilson and collapse the pocket while the 2 outside LBs can keep contai... - sebnynah

In this new NFL, no practice makes imperfect

This is my Thursday column. Your favorite NFL team probably isn’t good. Ten weeks into the season, only 11 of the 32 teams in the NFL have winning records. That’s the fewest number of winning teams this late in a season since 1990, when the number was also 11. Then, the league had 28 teams, […]

(Sigh) Jed assigning Marathe as GM is something I would view with as much trepidation and disdain as Eddie hiring Joe Th... - Brotha Tuna

Blaine Gabbert: “You just can’t press and try and force guys the ball.”

SANTA CLARA This is the transcript of Blaine Gabbert’s Wednesday press conference, courtesy of the 49ers’ P.R. department. What did you do over the bye week? “I actually got a chance to go back to St. Louis. Hang out with the family a little bit. I got to see my little brother’s state semi-final game, […]

wilsonm73, I understand your apprehension but at some point we need to get the seahags yoke off of our shoulders. And... - AES

Jim Tomsula: “To answer that question would be that I had a view that Seattle was on the decline, which I do not.”

SANTA CLARA This is the transcript of Jim Tomsula’s Wednesday press conference, courtesy of the 49ers’ P.R. department. Opening comments: “Everybody will be on the field today for practice. [LB NaVorro] Bowman will be normal Wednesday. We’re just going to stay on that deal leading into the game. As far as [WR Anquan] Boldin, [RB […]

Geep seemed to think that Trent still has a bit to learn in terms of pass pro recognition; maybe Tiller too? It speaks t... - Brotha Tuna

Jim Tomsula: “We’re moving forward with Blaine.”

SANTA CLARA Here is the transcript of Jim Tomsula’s Monday press conference, courtesy of the 49ers’ P.R. department. Opening comments: “Good morning. The injury report here; [LB Aaron] Lynch, [CB Marcus] Cromartie, [DB Jimmie] Ward, [CB Keith] Reaser, they’ll all be full go. We’re in great shape there. [CB Kenneth] Acker will be go. He’s […]

Until we see who re-signs and who is tagged it is hard to know how strong FA will look. As it currently stands there are... - Scooter_McG

In praise of Eric Mangini and his work with 49ers defense

This is my Saturday column. For a while, Eric Mangini was a joke. People called him “The Mangenius.” Said things like, “Oh look, the Mangenius is a nerd who can’t relate to his players. Ha ha ha,” or “Oh look, the Mangenius is a fraud who can’t coach without Bill Belichick. Ha ha ha,” or […]

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REPORT: Patrick Willis contemplating comeback. UPDATE: Patrick Willis NOT contemplating comeback.

Five-time All Pro inside linebacker Patrick Willis may return to 49ers in 2016, according to Jason Cole of Bleacher Report. Check out Cole’s report below. Here’s what Cole said: “They need a shot in the arm, and they may get a couple this coming offseason. Patrick Willis, I talked to a source last night — […]

We will get his true value in any trade....zip... - OREGONINER

Blaine Gabbert takes — and makes — an impact

This is my Thursday column. Take away the game planning, the choreography, the schemes, the brilliance — all the Bill-Walsh stuff — and football comes down to man on man. One player hitting another. At a basic level, football is a game of manhood. Even quarterbacks have to demonstrate manhood. They don’t give hits, but […]

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Blaine Gabbert named starting QB for Week 11

San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Tomsula has named Blaine Gabbert the starting quarterback for the Week 11 game against the Seattle Seahawks, according to 49ers.com. This move is not a surprise. Gabbert earned a second start with a strong performance and a win over the Falcons. Going back to Colin Kaepernick now would have […]

The curse of Harbaugh/Kaepernick must be lifting....a real pocket passer that knows how to tell time and can read defen... - Mike

Jim Tomsula on naming a starting quarterback: “We’ll have those conversations internally first.”

SANTA CLARA This is the transcript of Jim Tomsula’s Monday press conference, courtesy of the 49ers P.R. department. Opening comments: “Injury report; again, the guys are still coming in and getting through, but what we do know is [LB Aaron] Lynch rolled that ankle pretty good, got it taped, went back in and then he […]

I think we would have heard....like front page news... - OREGONINER